Featured Company: Hero Arts 09 02 2015

We are happy to bring you this week’s Featured Company: Hero Arts.

Hero Arts is a top brand in the crafting market with almost 40 years of experience making premium stamps, papers and inks. Hero Arts is a family-run, green-certified, solar-powered, manufacturing company that continues to hand-make a majority of its products here in the USA. The company is well known for its industry-leading website, high-quality products, and stylish designs. For more, visit www.heroarts.com.

Hero Arts Give-Away

For today’s feature, Hero Arts is giving away a free clear stamp set of your choice. To enter to win please leave us a comment in the comments section below.

Hero Arts Designer – Kelly Rasmussen

Today we welcome Kelly Rasmussen. We are so excited to have her showcase her work today on Paper Crafter’s Library. You can see Kelly’s fabulous project below, but first, here is a little more about her:

kellyrasmussenProfilePic-250W-09022015I began making cards over 15 years ago when I was in college and have been addicted ever since. I switched out my day job as a graphic designer to become a stay-at-home mom and have been working with Hero Arts since 2009. Besides making cards I also enjoy shopping, photography, graphic design, baking and spending time with my family and friends. I live in a small town in Nebraska with my husband Lee and three children Halle, Gage and Lexi.

Instagram: kellyrasmussen
Blog: krcreations@blogspot.com

Color Layering Fall Trees

Today I’m excited to feature a new stamp set from Hero Arts called Color Layering Fall Trees. This set consists of a trunk, five dot patterns to make up the leaves on the tree as well as three sentiments. I used various colors of Distress Inks to create the beautiful fall leaves on the tree. I’m anxious to experiment with this set to to see if I can also make a Spring, Summer and Winter tree!




The tree is matted on a piece of watercolor cardstock that I lightly painted with with my Sakura Koi Water Colors. For the bottom layer of the card I white heat embossed the Woodgrain Bold Prints by Lia background on to some kraft cardstock. I love how delicate the lines are on this stamp — it looks great embossed or stamped tone on tone!

I finished off the card with a white heat embossed sentiment and some Glossy Accents drop on the tree.


Hero Arts Color Layering Fall Trees
Hero Arts Woodgrain Bold Prints by Lia
Sakura Koi Water Colors Pocket Field Sketch Box
Canson Watercolor Paper
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock
Bazzill Marshmallow Cardstock
Bazzill Circus Peanuts Cardstock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Gathered Twigs, Dried Marigold, Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade
VersaMark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Provocraft  Cuttlebug Herringbone Embossing Folder
Provocraft Cuttlebug Die Cutting Machine
Ranger Glossy Accents
embossing heat tool
foam adhesive
brown string

We hope you have enjoyed today’s feature. We want to extend a sincere thank you to Kelly Rasmussen for her fabulous project and Hero Arts for sharing their company with us. Be sure to visit Hero Arts to see more of their products and their blog for some inspiration!

In order to enter the give-away to win the prize shown above, please leave us a comment in the comments section of this post. The winner will be announced next Wednesday.

Happy Crafting!

78 replies on “Featured Company: Hero Arts 09 02 2015”

  1. Wow Kelly’s card is gorgeous. Her design showcases the layering tree so beautifully. Thanks so much for a chance to win. I love hero arts and hope I do:-)))

  2. LOVE this card!! I love the fact that you can make it to fit whatever season or holiday you want to! I can see pretty pastels for Easter, red, white and blue for the 4th of July, red and green for Christmas, silver and gold for New Years and primary colors for birthdays!!! That way it is not only a season tree but an occasion tree also!! Thanks for the inspiration!!! I really need to get this stamp set now!! LOL

  3. Lovely card, I just love that tree. I am looking forward to fall very much this year. I love that this stamp can be used for more than just fall. I have seen it used as an apple tree too. I am very excited about Hero Arts new website it is a great update things are easier to find. So many Hero Arts things on my wish list since the holiday release came out.

  4. Lovely card by Kelly! I’ve long admired Hero Arts for their products, their designers, and their good business practices and service!

  5. Your fall card is beautiful….hoping for some crisp autumn weather soon! Thanks for sharing, Kelly!

  6. Love Kelly’s card. All the elements from the stamped wood grain background to the watercolored tree just came together perfectly. Indeed, it is a beautiful card. Love Hero Arts, too…..one of my most favorite companies!

  7. What a gorgeous card! Thanks for the inspiration, Kelly. And, thanks for a chance to win a great prize. 😀

  8. the card is wonderful. Love the wood grain base, the splattered color for the leaves, the watercolor background, and the piece of orange to tie it all together.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

  9. What a great card and stamp set. I can see so many uses for it. Hero Arts has wonderful stamps and would love the opportunity to win one.

  10. The new Hero Art website is great so go visit if you haven’t! This tree stamp set is very versatile. Love the card you made with it!

  11. Awesome card Kelly. Gorgeous colors and I love how you made the leaves. The woodgrain does look amazing! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  12. I love the way Kelly used the layered stamps to make the fall leaves on this beautiful tree! How much fun is this?!

  13. Hero Arts stamps were among my very first ones so I have a special place in my heart for them! This technique with the tree is just glorious!

  14. Hero Arts is one of my favorite stamp companies, Kelly your card is a beautiful fall card, and that stamp set is so versatile, thanks for sharing your talents.

  15. Gorgeous card…love all the layers! Hero Arts is one of the first companies I bought from when I started stamping and I still love all their fabulous products!

  16. Kelly’s card is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the layers and texture and the tree is so pretty! Hero Arts is one of my favorite companies so thanks so much for the chance to win one of their wonderful products:):)

  17. What a beautiful card. There are so many textures packed in here and not in an overwhelming way. Gotta Love Hero Arts!

  18. This card is so beautiful! Love the fall colors, and the opportunity to learn new techniques! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Hero Arts is one of my all time favorite stamp companies. I own so many of their stamps!!! I really love all these new color layering sets they have been putting out lately. So much fun!!!

  20. Love the creative design of the card and the versatility of the tree stamp. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  21. LOVE that gorgeous tree on Kelly’s beautiful card! Fabulous fall colors and pretty layering!

  22. I am new to stamping and my very first stamp was fro Hero Arts. This card is one I will try next. Love it.

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